Services and Prices

Contact the RMI iPSC Core for a quote on any of these services.

Please select a service for more information:

Custom iPSC Generation

PSC Quality Control and Characterization Services

Bio-Banking and PSC Thawing

Imaging Services

Cell Lines

Custom MEF Generation

Training Courses 

Custom iPSC Generation Packages

Includes generation of clonal iPSC lines for a patient sample provided by customer and Complete or Essential pluripotency characterization package. Please contact us for prices and IRB clearance if an iPSC line needs to be derived from fresh skin biopsy.

SourcePackageCharacterization SuitePrice
Fibroblasts3 clones at p12-p15Complete$12,000
2 clones at p12-p15Complete$10,000
1 clone at p12-p15Complete$8,000
3 clones at p5Essential$6,250
2 clones at p5Essential$5,250
1 clone at p5Essential$4,250
LCLs or peripheral blood3 clones at p12-p15Complete$12,500
2 clones at p12-p15Complete$10,500
1 clone at p12-p15Complete$8,500
3 clones at p5Essential$6,750
2 clones at p5Essential$5,750
1 clone at p5Essential$4,750

Complete Characterization Package includes: Mycoplasma Testing, AP Staining, ICC for Pluirpotency Markers, G-Band Karyotype, Pluritest Assay, RT-qPCR for Endogenous Pluripotency gene expression, hPSC Scorecard Assay, EBNA1 gDNA PCR
Essential Characterization Package includes: Mycoplamsa Testing, AP Staining, ICC for Pluripotent Markers, G-Band Karyotype 

Source tissues can include: fibroblast (skin), fresh whole blood (PBMCs), MSCs, adipose cells, various stromal epithelial cell types, and lymphoblastoid cells lines (LCLs or EBV B-cells). The fresh blood must be collected in CPT tubes and centrifuged according to manufacture's directions. All reprogramming is preformed using non-integrating techniques in defined media (serum and KSR-free) and feeder-free conditions (no MEFs). Cost for each patient line includes the expansion and banking of 3 throughly characterized clonal lines under feeder-free conditions. Each of the cell lines will be accompanied by a rigorous Certificate of Analysis (COA) to ensure pluripotency, normal karyotype, embryoid body formation and a variety of services related to the characterization of the pluripotent state (see below).

 

Pluripotent Stem Cell (PSC) Quality Control and Characterization Services

The RMI iPSC Core offers a variety of assays to ensure the quality and pluripotency of PSC lines. PSC characterization is included in the custom iPSC generation service, or separately as needed. Please contact the iPSC Core for more information on any of our individual characterization services.

ServiceRequirementsPrice/ iPSC Line (1 clone)Price/ iPSC Line (3 clones)
 Mycoplasma TestingPlease provide the Core with at least 1ml of 2 day old conditioned media. The Core regularly performs mycoplasma testing once a month. Contact the Core for the next available mycoplasma testing date. $17.00$50.00 
Alkaline Phosphatase (AP) StainingPlease provide the Core with 1 well of 50-60% confluent cells. $40.00$110.00 
Immunocytochemistry (ICC) staining
SSEA4 + OCT4  
TRA-1-60 + NANOG
TRA-1-81 + SOX2
Please proved the Core with 1 well of good quality cells that are at least 50-60% confluent.$80.00 $225.00 
 OCT 3/4 + NANOG (or SSEA4) Imaging/Flow Cytometry6 samples, minimum, are required for running this assay. Price may be split between multiple investigators and Core can help coordinate. Please provide the Core with 1 confluent well of each sample.  $120.00 $330.00 
 G-Band KaryotypePlease provide the Core with 2- 80% confluent wells.$450.00 $1250.00 
PluriTest AssayPlease provide the Core with 1-2- 80% confluent wells.  $320.00  $900.00
 RT-qPCR for endogenous/exogenous
pluripotency gene expression
Please provide the Core with 1-2 wells of good quality cells that are at least 80% confluent.  $100.00 $280.00 
 Embryoid Body (EB) formation,
RT-PCR gene expression for 3 lineages
Please provide the Core with a 70-80% confluent 6-well plate of cells.  $340.00 $950.00 
 hPSC Scorecard AssayPrice is per clone. Please provide the Core with a 70-80% confluent 6-well plate of cells. We will generate EBs and also test parent iPSCs. This assay is done in pair of iPSCs + EBs generated from the iPSCs for 10-18 days. Price reflected is for the pair.  $600.00 $1500.00 
 EBNA1 gDNA PCRConfirm lack of exogenous plasmid presence. Price is per clone.  $200.00 $550.00 
Southern Blot Analysis   Confirm lack of plasmid integration.$300.00 $850.00 
Teratoma formationPrice per clone. Contact the Core for more information regarding teratoma formation.  $2500.00 $6500.00

 


 

Bio-Banking and PSC Thawing

As part of the custom iPSC generation service, the core will expand and bank 3 fully characterized iPSC clones per cell line. This service is also available to iPSC and ESC lines generated outside of Cedars-Sinai.

ServiceService DescriptionRequirementsPrice
 Cell Line CryopreservationGuaranteed cryopreservation of high quality, mycoplasma negative cells (6 vials total-feeder free).Please provide the Core with 1 well of starter cells.  $150.00 
 PSC ThawThe Core will thaw 1 vial of PSCs into 1 Matrigel coated well of a 6-well plate and maintain cells for 1 week.  Please provide the Core with 1 vial of cryopreserved cells.  $50.00 
 PSC Thaw and ExpansionThe Core will thaw 1 vial of PSCs into 1 Matrigel coated well of a 6-well plate and expand cells into a full 6-well plate over the course of 2 weeks.   Please provide the Core with 1 vial of cryopreserved cells.$150.00 
 PSC Research Grade Bio-BankThe Core will generate a research grade bank of multiple cryopreserved vials of PSCs.  Karyotype will be performed prior to initiating banking and at the time of creating a research grade lot.  Contact Us


 

Imaging Services - Image Express Micro, Molecular Devices

ServiceService DescriptionRequirementsPrice
Image Express MicroIndependent acquisition and analysis. User must be trained.  $75.00/hr 
Image Express MicroStaff assisted acquisition and analysis. User must be trained.  $120.00/hr 

 


Cell Lines

To see a complete list of available cell lines, please visit our Stem Cell Lines page. Prices listed reflect academic pricing only. Please contact the iPSC Core for information on industry pricing.

PSC Pricing

ItemVolumeTypePrice*
hiPSCs or hESCs CryovialFrozen $650.00 
hiPSCs or hESCs6-well plate Live Culture $120.00 ($20.00/well) + $650.00 (cost of vial) = $770.00 
Reporter cell lines (iPSCs or ESCs) Nuclear GFP in AAVS1 safe harbor locus6-well plate Live Culture $120.00 
 Reporter cell lines (iPSCs or ESCs) Nuclear GFP in AAVS1 safe harbor locus CryovialFrozen $700.00 

*Shipping will be an additional cost

  

Custom Mouse Embryonic Fibroblast (MEF) Generation

Contact the Core for custom generation of P1 and P2 non-mitomycin treated MEFs.

  

Training

The iPSC Core trains graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians in stem cell biology techniques.  This is a two week training course that covers techniques for the general maintenance, passaging, and cryopreservation of iPSC cultures in feeder-free conditions.  To schedule a training appointment, please contact the iPSC Core.

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